haiduck

Haiduck

Hai"duck\, n. [G. haiduck, heiduck, fr. Hung. hajdu.] Formerly, a mercenary foot soldier in Hungary, now, a halberdier of a Hungarian noble, or an attendant in German or Hungarian courts. [Written also hayduck, heiduc, heiduck, and heyduk.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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